Job Opportunities

Below are specific job listings, including positions at Duke Divinity School, that have been submitted to the school.

November 21, 2014
Church, Ministry
Part Time Choir Director/Minister of Music
New Creation United Methodist Church
Part time
Durham , NC US

New Creation United Methodist Church in Durham has an opening for a part-time Choir Director /Minister of Music. Applicants should have experience with directing a church choir as well as directing a wide variety of musical genres.  The minister of music will complete the following:
• Coordinate the musicians and oversee all of the music for all Sundays.
• Direct the large mass choir two Sunday’s per month.
• Direct the children’s choir one Sunday each month. 

The position is a salaried position and compensation is negotiable.  To view the full job description, please go to church website.

To apply for the position, please submit a cover letter and a current resume to the SPPRC via email. The deadline for submissions is Monday December 21, 2014.

Alice Williamson
(704) 650-8063

November 20, 2014
Ministry, Non-Church
Campus Minister - Northeast Navigators
The Navigators
Full time
Boston, Massachusetts USA

The Navigators® is an international, interdenominational Christian ministry that helps people grow Christ who in turn will help others.  Having begun in 1933, the Navigators are currently in over 100 nations.  Navigators minister on college campuses, on military installations, among business & professionals, and among the urban poor.

The Northeast Collegiate Navigators seeks qualified candidates to join our regional staff team to reach students on secular campuses in New York and New England.

The Northeast hosts over 500 colleges and universities campuses.  Of the 1.8 million college students, it is estimated that less than 4% are committed followers of Jesus Christ. Countless opportunities abound for evangelism, discipleship and missions. Currently, the Northeast Navigators serve on 20 campuses and seek to expand their ministry reach.

Immediate openings at:

• University of Maine—Orono
• University of Vermont
• University of Massachusetts— Amherst
• Cornell University
• Dartmouth College
• Boston University
• New York University
• Yale University

Full-time, part-time, and bi-vocational positions are available commensurate with experience and willingness to raise financial support.

Mr. Craig Parker
(603) 359-1776

November 19, 2014
Church, Ministry
Senior Pastor
Rivermont Baptist Church
Full time
Danville, Virginia USA

SBC/BGAV church seeks full time pastor located in small/rural town.  Congregation with an average of 100 active members.  We are seeking an individual enthusiastic for preaching God's Word.  Individual must be interested in church growth & have the ability to work with all ages.  Must support women in leadership ministry roles.  Qualifications must include but are not limited to:  ordained into gospel ministry, have college & seminary degree. have 6 years ministry experience.  Interested candidates may forward resume to RBC,122 Sunset Place, Danville, VA  24540 or via email.

Rivermont Baptist Church
(434) 793-4030

November 14, 2014
Church, Ministry, Education
Director of Children's Ministries
East Lake United Methodist Church
Full time
Palm Harbor, Florida United States

East Lake United Methodist Church, a Christ-centered congregation, worshipping 350 weekly in Palm Harbor, Florida, is looking for an energetic and creative full-time Director of Children’s Ministries.  Building on a current core group of about 40 active children, the position will be responsible for leading and expanding a program that inspires discipleship for children, commitment and trust with parents, and dedicated involvement for volunteers. The director will lead ELUMC’s efforts to create a nurturing and welcoming faith community where families can build relationships with other families; children may explore and develop a relationship with Christ, and participate fully in a Spirit-led, mission-oriented church. The children’s ministry program serves children from birth through fifth grade.
The successful candidate will have a college degree and 3 years experience, or significant experience in children’s ministry leadership, as well as a strong personal faith consistent with the United Methodist tradition.  Resumes can be sent via email. All inquiries can be directed to Missy Carfield of Ministry Architects (941) 544-7648.

Missy Carfield
(727) 984-9250

November 10, 2014
Church, Ministry
Minister to Students
St. Matthews Baptist Church
Full time
Louisville, Kentucky United States

The Minister to Students is responsible for a full range of dynamic spiritual, social, emotional, and developmental programming that will enhance the Christian walk of students in Middle School, High School, and College. Qualifications include a Masters of Divinity or an equivalent degree from an accredited institution, experience and knowledge of student ministry, and the ability to coordinate and work well with volunteers and families. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, coordinating weekly Sunday School and Bible Study programs, planning missions experience and retreats for students, family and student counseling, community outreach, planning special events, and maintaining fiscal responsibility in regards to the budget. The Minister to Students is also responsible for performing other assigned duties in conjunction with other staff members. If interested, please submit a resume and three professional references to Emily Thompson.

Emily Thompson

November 07, 2014
Church, Ministry, Education
Director of Adult Ministry
Advent UMC
Full time
Simpsonville, South Carolina USA

Advent United Methodist Church, a vibrant church in Simpsonville, SC with a membership of 1800 is seeking a full time Director of Adult Ministry.  This individual will be an inspiring and engaging leader who is responsible for overseeing programming, assimilation, and discipleship for Adults of all ages.  Responsibilities include teacher recruitment and training, curriculum development, and oversight of Sunday School and small groups. This individual will work with the Adult Ministry Committee to promote a culture of learning, service, worship and fellowship. The position requires a four year degree with UMC theological training preferred.  The candidate must have prior experience in adult discipleship or Christian education.  This person must be a good communicator, team player and one who has a passion for helping adults grow in their faith.  Please submit resume and salary requirements via email.

Jane Smith

November 05, 2014
Church, Ministry
Cultivating Call Internship
YCI Task Force of the Memphis Conference of the UMC
Full time
Jackson, Tennessee USA

A year-long residential ministerial internship to cultivate call and establish programs and dialogue that aide the church in creation care and the elimination of food insecurity for the rural and urban poor in three locations in the Memphis Conference of the UMC.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
•    Embrace a season of active, financially supported ministry in the Memphis Conference of the UMC (first round of internships are 3 year-long and 3 summer).
•    Serve the poor of the community in mid-town Memphis, rural Fulton County, KY, and Eva, TN by partnering with churches, programs, and agencies already assisting those in need.
•    Develop programs that aide the church in healing body, mind, and spirit and making connections that our health and wholeness are tied to the land.  
•    Be in the soil as a means of tending the soul through gardening ministry or community based land care.  
•    Partner with an assigned Elder in the MC of UMC to work inside and outside the church to cultivate ministries of care and food security for all.
•    Embrace a season of leading and sharing in the worship life of a UMC congregation in your assigned location.  

•    Be a young adult under the age of 35.
•    Those applying for the year-long internships should have a bachelors degree.
•    Be a current member or active participant in a UMC congregation or ministry.
•    Possess the ability and desire to work in a team environment.
•    Previous gardening, farming, and management a plus but not required.
•    Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously is needed.
•    Demonstrate good written and oral communication skills.

Nancy Johnston Varden
(919) 270-8857

November 03, 2014
Church, Ministry
Lead Pianist/Director of Children's Music
Soapstone UMC
Part time
Raleigh, North Carolina United States

North Raleigh church, Soapstone United Methodist, with a dynamic and active music program is seeking a Lead Pianist/Accompanist and Director of Children’s Music. While one employee would be ideal, we are willing to break these duties into two positions based on the applicant’s strengths. Hours per week are approximately 15 (12 for pianist duties and 3 for children’s music.)

Lead Pianist/Accompanist:
•This individual will provide piano accompaniment/solo playing for the following:
Two Sunday worship services (8:30 am service with a Praise Team, and 11:00 am service with a Chancel Choir); this includes solo prelude and offertory pieces as needed.
Three weekly rehearsals: one Sunday after the 11:00 am service; Chancel Choir on Wednesday evenings; and Praise Team on Thursday evenings.
Special services throughout the year (funerals, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Christmas Eve).
Occasional special rehearsals in the fall and spring for our Christmas and Easter cantatas, which we perform with orchestra.
•Although our music groups perform in service year-round, we do take many weeks of rehearsals off in the summer.
The lead pianist, in coordination with the Director of Music Ministries, will be responsible for finding a substitute for rehearsals and services for which they cannot play.
Applicants invited to interview for the position will be asked to play with our Praise Team and Chancel Choir, as well as sight read.
•Heart for worship and a desire to inspire the spiritual growth of others
•A Bachelor’s Degree in Music with an emphasis on piano and/or accompanying, or equivalent experience.
•2+ years related experience playing for worship in a program-sized church.
Director of Children’s Music:
This individual will prepare and conduct rehearsal on Sunday evenings for our children’s program, Kids Rock. He or she will work in coordination with the Director of Music Ministries to choose music, curricula, a spring children’s musical, and to schedule the children to sing in worship. Our children’s program meets September through May.
•Heart for worship and a desire to inspire the spiritual growth of others
•A Bachelor’s Degree in Music with an emphasis on piano and/or accompanying, or equivalent experience.
•2+ years related experience playing for worship in a program-sized church.
•Proficiency in keyboard.
•Experience working with children.
Salary is negotiable, based on experience. Please click here for an application. Completed applications and introductory letters should be sent via email to; faxed to 919-846-7161, Attn: Rev. Karen H. Whitaker; or mailed to Soapstone UMC, Attn: Rev. Karen H. Whitaker, 12837 Norwood Road, Raleigh, NC 27613. No phone calls, please.

(919) 846-2212

November 01, 2014
Church, Ministry
Senior Minister
Zion Community Baptist Church
Full time
Springfield, MA USA

The Pulpit Search Committee of Zion Community Baptist Church, in Springfield, Massachusetts, is now accepting resumes for the position of Senior Minister. Zion Community Baptist Church is a midsized congregation in the heart of Springfield, Massachusetts.

Those interested should send resume and supporting materials to:
The Zion Search Committee
c/o Mr. B. Isaac
P.O. Box 4444
Springfield, MA 01103
The committee will be accepting resumes until January 5th, 2015

Mr. B. Isaac

October 30, 2014
Church, Ministry
Associate Pastor for Worship, Christian Growth, & Assimilation
Christ Community Church
Full time
Lockport, NY USA

Christ Community Church in Lockport, NY is excited about hiring a pastor with a heart to help us grow in our ability to reflect the diversity of worship we will experience in eternity as we transform lives in our community with the hope of Christ and commit ourselves to:

1. Share Christ in Our Spheres of Influence
2. Welcome All as We Become One with Christ
3. Mentor Disciples Who Embody Christ
4. Strengthen Community Partnerships that Offer Hope

We are looking for someone who is willing to be a team player and share pastoral responsibilities. We would like a pastor that has a heart for leading worship, a desire to see new Christians and guests extravagantly welcomed and assimilated into the overall life of the church, and a yearning to see everyone grow in Christ through mentoring and growth groups. We will offer ample opportunity for our new pastor to grow in his preaching skills. Ideally he will focus on Worship, Assimilation, and Christian growth so our current pastor can focus on Vision, Outreach, Community Partnerships, and Leadership Development. We would like this pastor to compliment our current pastor’s gifts and abilities.

Below is what we are looking for in a candidate:

-Ability to lead worship.
-Instrumental and vocal ability desired.
-Desire to develop, oversee, and coordinate different/culturally diverse worship teams and experiences.
-Apt at recruiting musicians, vocalists, and worship leaders.
-Oversee AV and tech team.

-Oversee our growth group ministry.
-Train & encourage growth group leaders.
-Ensure growth group offerings align with our discipleship plan to create disciples who embody Christ.

-Ensure congregation is equipped to extend an extravagant welcome to all.
-Oversee/improve systems that move first-time guests to become members committed to advancing our God giving vision.

More important to us than staffing to a particular position is to find the right person, the person God has for us. The 4 c’s below are non-negotiable. However the areas of responsibilities listed above may be adjusted to fit the gifting of the “right” person.

Here are the 4 C’s we are looking for in this candidate:
1. Committed to Diversity
2. Character
3. Chemistry
4. Competence in ministry

-Embrace the vision for diverse worship that John reveals in Revelation 7:9-10,
-Embody the multi-cultural vision for unity Jesus prays for in John 17, Peter envisions in Acts 10—11, is reflected in the Church of Antioch in Acts 11, and for which Paul pleads for in the book of Ephesians (see esp. 2:11-2, 19-22).

-A man who loves God with all his whole heart, mind and soul and is enthusiastic about ministry and sharing Christ…
-Anointed and appointed by God to pastor.
-God-controlled, Holy Spirit-led, and Word-driven.
-Absolutely, unshakably committed to racial reconciliation and diversity.
-Tells the truth boldly and lovingly.
-Biblically solid without being religiously rigid.
-Authentic, humble and devoted.

-Connects with Pastor Dave, leadership, congregation, community of Lockport and the vision/pathways for CCC in a passionate and heartfelt way.
-Comfortable with the way God made you for ministry and the way this aligns with the vision of CCC.
-Confident, but not arrogant.
-Respected in the community and the church you are currently involved with.
-Personable, approachable, friendly and loving.
-Empathetic, encouraging, compassionate, and emotionally available.

-Has an ever growing understanding of God and His Word.
-Has progressed in ministry experience and responsibilities.
-Able to connect your ministry to the vision God has given CCC.
-A balanced leader who avoids both under and micro-management.
-Can coach, disciple, encourage, listen and mentor.
-Can preach—you don’t have to be the best just growing in your ability to connect the Bible to everyday life.
-Growing in ability to communicate cross-culturally and cross-generationally.
-A detail person who is able to implement strategies and finish tasks.

We are a medium size church (approx. 200 people) located in the urban core
of Lockport, NY.

Our church has been around for close to 200 years, yet we are not stuck in tradition.  Over the course of the past three years we have undergone a re-visioning process that has enabled God to transform our church and make us new in many ways.  Here is a short list of the many new things God is doing in and through us:

1. A New Denominational Affiliation: A little over two years ago our congregation voted to affiliate with Converge Worldwide (formerly the Baptist General Conference).  This network of churches shares our heartbeat for ministry.   If you want more information on converge their website is

2. A New Name: We changed our name from First Baptist Church to Christ Community Church to eliminate any stumbling block that would keep the unchurched from attending and hearing about the hope of Christ that transforms lives.

3. A New Vision for Ministry:  Over the course of the past 3 years we have interviewed community and civic leaders asking how our church can help the city of Lockport.  Through those interviews we noticed a theme: Nearly everyone expressed a concern about the sense of hopelessness that seems to be pervasive in the city—especially in our neighborhood.  God impressed on our hearts that CCC must be about Transforming Lives with The Hope of Christ. This is not just a tagline.  This vision will guide everything we do as a congregation!

4 New Pathways to Accomplish Our Vision:

1. Sharing Christ in Our Spheres of Influence
--Last year we saw many new believers as we baptized 33 people who are having their lives transformed by Christ!
--God is blessing us with many new guests.

2. Welcoming All as We Become One in Christ
--We are growing in our social and racial diversity.
--We are embarking on a path to diversify our worship experiences on Sunday mornings.
--We can’t wait to find a new associate pastor to help us continue to grow in this area!

3. Mentoring Disciples Who Embody Christ
--In the next few months we want to begin a program to mentor our new believers and help them adjust to church life.
--In the next 2 years we believe God is calling us to begin a bridges out of poverty mentoring program.

4. Strengthening Community Partnerships that Offer Hope
In the past 3 years we have significantly strengthened our partnerships wutg the following:

1. BOCES—Through our partnership with this government funded educational institution our church has become home to:
--The Lockport Literacy Zone
--The Task Program (provides opportunities for individuals to receive high school diplomas)
--ESL Program (English as a Second Language)
--Job Readiness Program (Helps individuals learn skills needed to enter workforce)
--Computer Skills Training
2. Independent Living of Niagara County—Through our partnership with this agency we  help individuals with disabilities navigate social services and develop skills to live on their own.
3. Lockport Cares Homeless Shelter — Many folks in our congregation volunteer for this Christian run ministry located a few doors down from our church.  We have seen several individuals from the shelter attend our church and receive Christ.

We are currently working to strengthen our partnerships with the following:
1. Kahler House —A transitional house for men who have battled drug addiction, a few doors down from our church.
2. CareNet — This crisis pregnancy counseling ministry has approached us about providing a place for them to offer their services to girls in our neighborhood 1 night a week.
3. RISE Ministries — This organization meets in our church and helps former inmates Re-enter Into Society Effectively through Christian mentoring and helping them obtain the skills and resources needed to thrive.

If you want to get in on the ground floor of God doing a new work and see where it leads, maybe we are the church for you.

If you believe this is something you can sink your spiritual teeth into then please send a cover letter and a resume to and include video links and/or DVD's of a couple recent sermons and worship services that you have led or participated in. DVD's can be sent to:

Christ Community Church
Attn. Pastor Dave
140 Genesee Street
Lockport, NY 14094

David McBeath
(716) 434-1783